San Carlos Forest Resources Program (Forestry)

Services:
● Home use and Re-sale permits for Forest product harvesting (wood harvesting) for tribal members
● Burn permits- for burning organic fuels with specific restrictions depending on the weather and season for tribal members or departments.
●Cutter Woodyard- offers locals the opportunity to purchase fire wood and is available to tribal and non-tribal members to purchase.
● Wood bundles- offered at the Cutter Woodyard and are currently being sold through various Apache/Native American vendors in the State of Arizona
Department amenities:
● Timber Sale program that utilizes the ponderosa pine forest for economic value and operates 2 portable mills for creating timber products. These products such as lumber and wood chips can be marketed for many purposes off and on the reservation.
● Inventory program collects forest data within the tribe’s pine forests to determine current conditions of the forest. The data can be utilized to determine where treatments can occur such as timber sales, Forest Development activities, etc.
● Fire Management program, manages naturally ignited or human-caused wildfires in accordance with current policies and management regulations. Programs include Geronimo Hotshots, Fire Use, Fire Prevention, SWFF and RTRL.
● Woodlands program manages and identifies woodland areas for tribal member fuel wood usage.
● Apache food project, conserve traditional foods by harvesting and/or educating community members about the nutritional benefits.
● Forest Development manages for forest health by reducing diseases and pathogens in pre-identified infected areas. The program also aids in planting of ponderosa pine seedlings in areas where natural regeneration may not be possible or in wildfire caused mortality locations.
● Natural Resource Youth Practicum is an educational outreach program that educates students on all-natural resources issues, professionals and management techniques with an Apache based approach.
● Range management is a program that works to improve grassland production for wildlife and cattle.
● Soil & Moisture works to protect the soil from erosion that improves watershed production that maintains nutrient rich soils.
● Forest Management makes recommendations to close the forest or woodcutting areas for the safety of the Apache people, contractors and visitors.
Geospatial Information System (GIS) is used as a tool by Natural Resources for mapping and record keeping of all past, present, and potential treatment areas across the reservation. This includes our ancestral home range.

Forestry
Airport Road
San Carlos, AZ 85550
Phone (928) 475-2326
Fax (928) 475-2329
Mailing Address
PO Box 0
San Carlos, AZ 85550
Forms
Kc woodlands Closure
Wood harvesting
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